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COVID, Climate Change, and Resilient Recovery

The world is facing an unprecedented convergence of crises as the COVID-19 pandemic is compounding existing health, economic and environmental problems. Experts are weighing in on what the pandemic can teach us about climate change and how we can use this crisis to learn, adapt, and come out more resilient on the other side. Below are links to timely articles and information.

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Earth Day 2020

Earth Day 2020 Resources

Earth Day 2020 has been reshaped by the Covid 19 pandemic. Discover how we can still connect and celebrate the planet while practicing social distancing.

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The Celestia Project: Vision for the Future

Celestia ProjectEarth Day 2015 is just around the corner, and this year Resilient Virginia shares an inspirational vision of the future through our exclusive sneak peak of the ebook on The Celestia Project, which will be unveiled officially by Green Builder magazine on this Earth Day.

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Georgetown Climate Center

logo-georgetown_climate_centerThe nonpartisan Georgetown Climate Center seeks to advance effective climate, energy, and transportation policies in the United States—policies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help communities adapt to climate change. The Center also seeks to ensure that national climate and energy policy is informed by lessons from existing state efforts and that national policies maintain an ongoing role for state innovation and implementation.

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Rebuild by Design

Rebuild by Design was conceived as a HUD competition to respond to Superstorm Sandy’s devastation in the United States’ northeast region. Initiated by the US

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Resilient Design Institute

The Resilient Design Institute (RDI) creates solutions that enable buildings and communities to survive and thrive in the face of climate change, natural disasters and

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U.S. Green Building Council

logo-USGBCThe U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) believes we must continuously look over the horizon to foreseeable and unforeseeable crises and see what plans are on the table, what preparations need to be made and what assets are in place. And when these tragedies do occur, we need to deploy the resources and assistance to help communities recover smarter, greener and better.

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Calendar

Due to COVID-19, please check listings for cancellations.
  • 8th Annual Four Generations of Leadership in Clean Energy & Sustainability Solutions Awards Celebration
    Date: December 3, 2021
    Location:

    “Weaving the Web of Sustainability and Restoration: A Call for Visionaries, Wayshowers and Doers”   
    Hosted by Leaders in Energy, they plan to recognize those illuminating the way toward “The Big Green…

  • Market Trends in Resilient and Sustainable Design
    Date: December 7, 2021
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    State-level changes to new rainfall design storms, new engineering standards that include climate change, and Executive Order 54 requirements for state buildings in Virginia will continue to influence client decisions and design endpoints. Join us…

  • 21st Century Schools: Cleaner and Greener
    Date: December 8, 2021
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    School districts staff, stakeholders, and design professionals will engage in a three-part educational series and hands-on virtual work session to lay the foundation to kickstart their own roadmaps to full decarbonization by mid-century. This…

  • EJSCREEN Office Hours
    Date: December 8, 2021
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    EPA is holding a set of ‘Office Hours’ for users of EJSCREEN, the Agency's environmental justice screening and mapping tool. These Office Hours will be a chance for the public to talk with EPA…

Latest News & Resources

Resilient Virginia News: October 2021

Resilient Virginia News – Oct. 2021: 2021 Resilient Virginia Conference Roundup; Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Is Now Virginia Department of Energy; Governor Northam Announces $7.8 million in Community Flood Preparedness Grants; Two Virginia Scientists Selected for Prestigious Federal Role; Hogan, Northam Meet in Virginia Beach to Announce Climate Change Directive; Albermarle County Supports Climate Risk Assessment for Resiliency Planning; Fairfax County Undertakes Long-Term Resiliency Process; more.

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